Does the middle of this square seem to bulge out? Actually, all the lines are straight! Optical illusions fool our brains into seeing things that are not really there!
This illusion is called the Penrose Triangle. They liked the idea so much in Australia, they built one!
The Penrose Triangle in Perth
Here’s what it looks like from a different angle!!
This illusion fools us into thinking that something is moving! It was created by Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka There are more of the Professor’s illusions on the FaradaySchools website
The apparent rise and setting of the Sun each day fooled people for thousands of years into thinking that the Sun moves around us
In the days of the ancient Hebrews, when the Creation story of Christianity, Judaism and Islam was written, most people's idea of the universe was something like this
Our understanding today is supported by convincing evidence including photos of the Earth from space.